"The HyperBlade bit expands our three-dimensional cutting elements bit portfolio and addresses operational challenges by reducing drilling time and eliminating unnecessary bit trips," said Kristi Vilay, president, Bits & Drilling Tools, Schlumberger. "With the introduction of this new technology, operators can improve ROP and achieve further gains in drilling efficiency."
The new technology incorporates the distinctive geometry of Hyper hyperbolic diamond cutting elements that cut 20 per cent deeper into rock compared with conventional polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutters. A thicker, precision-moulded diamond table makes the Hyper element tougher and more durable for drilling soft and plastic rock formations, while armoured cutting edges withstand high-impact transitions.
Additionally, bit balling is mitigated by the chip-breaking profile at the centre of the element, which improves cuttings removal during drilling. With the combination of these features, the HyperBlade bit maintains steerability and directional tracking and increases average ROP by more than 20 per cent compared with conventional PDC cutters.